karine wrote:Okay .. so is "Try Me" a sock for "Teo del Fuego" ???
Nope, I don't do socks. And I was unaware of the David Best incident until it was posted. I was with Mile High Club at 4:30 & H and actually slept pretty darn good this year.
Karine, I think you're a bit on the harsh side, but maybe I think that because Im from the South and Im used to a slightly different culture. You're entitled to your opinion.
I didnt come to BM to sleep, nor did I come to Burning Man to take a dump, but I find the need to both of those things in order to participate and enjoy myself.
I was responding to the old "Get some earplugs!" line, I see in every discussion about blatant disregard for BM's sound policies. (Like the discussion of the 2006 Outpost sound camp). For me, ear plugs do absolutely nothing for giant throbbing bass or shrill high pitched airhorns. People who claim ear plugs are a panacea for that extreme sound are living in a fantasy land or are extremely heavy sleepers.
Also, the "Just Move" response always tickles me as so many of us are in theme camps where moving is not an option, just as camp placement is somewhat of a crap shoot.
Finally, I didn't come to BM for peace and quiet, I came to have a great time, which I cannot do if I have no sleep at all. I expect noise, expect sleep-deprivation, and feel lucky to get 3 or 4 hours sleep each night. I just dont see the purpose behind acts taken specifically to fuck with other people trying to sleep.
I totally understand David Best trying to fight back against assholes who had little respect for their neighbors. Using an airhorn that attacked innocent bystanders was the wrong way to do it. Try_Me (no relation) did the right thing.
My approach in fighting back would not involve escalating the sound, but rendering the sound source inoperable, if reason and diplomacy failed.